Walkin’ Pets just unveiled a new product to help paralyzed pets regain their mobility – and I love it! The Walkin’ Scooter delivers mobility with roller ball casters and a comfy memory foam seat. It lifts your dog’s lower body up off the floor, allowing them to move around easily.
When used around the house, the unit also prevents dogs from dragging their hind limbs and developing scrapes and wounds.
This product is going to help lots of disabled pets and their families lead their best lives.
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How the Walkin’ Scooter works
The Walkin’ Scooter is designed to get paralyzed dogs mobile again throughout your home or office. To operate, pet parents simply place their pup into the drag bag that comes with the scooter, and rest them gently on the scooter’s soft padded surface.
Once secured, pets can zoom across almost any surface – like hardwood, tile and short carpet – without ever worrying about dragging their lower body across the ground.
The Scooter drag bag that holds your pup in place is made of a durable nylon material. The whole unit cleans quickly and easily with a simple damp cloth. You can even clean it in the washing machine!
The scooter comes in five sizes, and is able to help dogs up to 65 lbs. regain their mobility.
Here’s a video that shows how it works
Why your dog should avoid dragging
The Walkin’ Scooter solves a big problem that many disabled pets face.
When paralyzed dogs move around the house, most scoot their bodies while dragging their back legs and paws behind them. Unprotected, the process leads to cuts, scrapes and open wounds on their hind legs and paws. When the Walkin’ Scooter delivers mobility to dogs, it avoids this common problem.
I’ve written about this big problem in lots articles. I’ve shared how pet parents use compression sleeves to prevent injuries. And how others use protective garments like a baby onesie or specially designed dog pants to cut down on scrapes.
No one solution works for every dog, so it’s good to have options.
How long can the Walkin’ Scooter be used?
Most mobility devices aren’t meant to be used by dogs for extended periods of time. On the other hand, the Walkin’ Scooter dogs can comfortably use the unit for lengthy periods. That’s because the scooter’s padding, light-weight mesh and breathable panels are designed so dogs barely notice they’re in it.
Another benefit is that dogs can lie down while using the scooter with little-to-no issue.
Small dogs can rest on top of the scooter and big dogs can comfortably stretch out on the floor. And when they’re ready, it’s an easy maneuver to back up and moving.
How the Scooter holds up with incontinence
The Walkin’ Scooter works great for dogs in diapers or belly bands. The open design makes it easy for a diaper-wearing-dog to get in and out of the device. And the screened panels help you keep an eye on whether your pup’s diaper is dry.
If an accident happens, the scooter base can be cleaned as easily as the padded seat. Just use a wet cloth or sponge. The bag is also made of a water-resistant material that can be detached for easy cleaning.
Rollo was one of the first pups to try the scooter. Here’s what his pet mom Kirsten B. said.
“Rollo gets 3-5 hours a day in his wheelchair, now his scooter gives us one more mobility option in between his exercises.
He can pull himself around the house without causing drag wounds. I’ve been wanting something like this invented since I got Rollo.”
Where to Get the Walkin’ Scooter
Show me the Scooter!
Has your pet tried out the Walkin’ Scooter? I’d love to know what you think. Send me pictures or videos of your fur kid enjoying their scooter. Who knows, you might even see your very own pet featured in a future article.